June 9, 2022
Higher May inflation pushed the real value of wages to even lower levels and is making basic food and transport services even more unaffordable. Inflation far outpaces the outgoing Duterte administration’s wage hikes and wage earners are worse off now than six years ago.
May 5, 2022
The NCR minimum wage is falling even further behind the FLW and a meaningful increase is more urgent than ever for genuinely inclusive recovery.
April 9, 2022
If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.
April 1, 2022
If the Duterte administration does not give a large wage hike, it will finish its term with the only decline in real wages among all post-Marcos administrations over the past 36 years.
July 25, 2021
The Philippines’ credit rating by Standard & Poor went up a notch from BBB/ Stable to BBB+ Stable this May, the highest recorded in history. But what use are rising credit ratings if working people still receive paltry wages?
March 7, 2020
A substantially higher minimum wage is an important and doable step towards making economic growth genuinely inclusive. Millions of workers and their families will immediately benefit from a Php750 minimum wage in NCR which will only cost employers 8.9% of their profits.
December 6, 2019
September 8, 2019
Inflation is lower but food remains expensive amid declining real wages for many Filipinos.
December 5, 2018
On the release of the November 2018 inflation rate, research group IBON said that prices are still high and rising even with the reported slowdown. This remains a burden on poor families trying to live off low and precarious incomes. Substantial and longer-term solutions are still needed, said the group. Headline inflation slowed to 6.0% […]